Specialty Contact Lenses

How to Find the Right Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses is a great way to improve your vision, but it's essential to find the right type of lens for your needs. With so many types of contact lenses on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. Here are a few tips from Eye Care Center - Ballantyne of Charlotte, NC, to help you find the right contact lenses.

Specialty Contact Lenses

Go for a Contact Lens Exam

It is essential to see an eye doctor, also known as an optometrist, for contact lens exams. Contact lenses are medical devices that are worn on the eyes. They correct vision and are used for various purposes, such as reading, driving, and sports. Just like glasses, contact lenses must be appropriately fitted to work correctly and comfortably. The optometrist will measure the curve of your eye and the diameter of your pupil to find the right size and type of contact lens for you. They will also ensure that the contact lens sits comfortably on your eye and does not cause irritation.

Get to Know the Different Types of Lenses

There are many types of contact lenses available on the market today. The most common lens type is the disposable lens, designed to be worn for a day and thrown away. These lenses are very convenient, easy to use, and a good choice for many. A type of specialty lens is the Toric lens, designed to correct astigmatism. Finally, there are scleral lenses, larger lenses covering the entire eye. These specialty lenses are typically used for people with severe vision problems.

Follow the Instructions of Your Eye Doctor

There are several reasons why you must see an eye doctor regularly when you have contacts. One reason is that lenses can be hard to fit. If they’re not done correctly, they can cause a lot of discomfort and even lead to dry eye. Another reason is that contacts can increase your risk of developing an eye infection. It’s essential to have regular checkups so your eye doctor can ensure your lenses fit correctly and that you don't develop any infections.

Schedule an Eye Exam in Charlotte Today

Eye Care Center - Ballantyne is a family eye doctor that provides comprehensive eye care services to patients in Charlotte, NC. We provide a wide range of eye care services, from routine eye exams to diagnosing and treating eye diseases. We also offer a wide variety of optical products, including glasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses. Call (704) 541-5500 for an appointment today.

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